Schu-to-stay rumour gains more momentum

Wed, 16 August 2006, 01:05

Tuesday’s reports that Michael Schumacher will sign a new Ferrari contract for 2007 are gathering strength.

Ahead of the German driver’s public announcement at Monza, ‘Auto Bild Motorsport’ claimed this week that Schumacher is to race next year – and possibly also in 2008 – alongside Kimi Raikkonen.

A similar story has now appeared at ‘’; which is particularly significant, because the German publication also hosts 37-year-old Schumacher’s official website.

The headline reads: ‘At least one more year for Schumi’.

Reportedly, Schumacher – who is holidaying with his family on the small Mediterranean island of Formentera – decided to delay retirement for the time being and has now told long-time manager Willi Weber.

‘’ quoted a close friend of Schumacher’s as saying: ”I believe that Michael thinks himself capable of matching up to Raikkonen.”

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